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School Consolidation Paid in
Unfortunately, however, this com
munity, which was embraced, in one
school district, was about equally di
vided by a branch whose black, sticky
sediment and raging torrents at times
were an insurmountable barrier to
school children. It isn't necessary to
speak of the inconvenience which this
caused-of the dissatisfaction in
school affairs-of how two school
houses were finally built-one in the
north end and one in the south end
of the wrangles in the general school
elections-of short terms and poor
teachers, since the funds had to be
divided; but it is a fact that the large
community, in feeling, in sentiment,
in singleness of purpose, was split.
Bitter jealousies sprang up; neigh
bors grew distant; bonds of friend
ship, two generations old, were brok
en. All this while, the children we
dearly loved, for whom we toiled, and
for whom we were ambitious, grew
up in ignorance. It was wrong. We all
knew it, but stubbornness is the key
that has locked the schoolhouse door
against many eager children who
have gone through life mentally crip
pled. ( 9
'A public meeting was called. Din
ner was spread. Speakers of reputa
tion were invited. The best ball play
ers from each section of the district
were pitted against a visiting team.
Enthusiasm soared. All the yougsters
were united in boosting the home
team. They won. The victory made
them all akin and paved the way for
"a get-together" meeting of the older
More than 500 words would be re
quired to. tell all that happened. We
now have five acres of ground, cen
trally located, deeded to the district.
A four-room house, painted white,
stands near the public road. In a con
venient corner of this little tract is a
four-room "teacherage," which is
now occupied by a splendid yo mg
man teacher and his wife who assists
him in the school. The children think
they are the greatest people in the
world. The three acres now, cleared
afford employment to the teacher du
ring vacation and splendid opportu
nities for farm demonstrations in the
teaching of agriculture. These teach
ers are not looking for new positions.
They are satisfied. They feel that
they are a part of the community and
that their interests are identified
with it.-The Progressive Farmer.
How is Your Complexion?
A woman should grow more beau
tiful as she grows older and she will
with due regard to baths, diet and ex
ercise, and, by keeping her liver and
bowels in good working order.* If you
are haggard and yellow, your eves,
losing their lustre and"\vhites bbco"m
ing yellowish, your flesh flabby, it
may be due to indigestion . or to a
sluggish liver. Chamberlain's Tubbits
correct these disorders.
Dragging to Improve Roads
Must be Persistent.
The main trouble about dragging
roads is that we do not drag them
enough. What's everybody's business
is nobody's business. A rain-comes
and the road is cut up. We drag it
and improve it wonderfully, and the
community is enthusiastic over good
roads. Another rain cor -s, and
somebody says, "What's the use?" so
the road is left to remain in chuck
holes and ditches. Probably we have
no more rain for several weeks, and j
we bounce over roads that a day's
work would have smoothed.
Persistent dragging will keep any
Ordinary road in good shape, provided
the road has been put in good condi
tion with grader to begin witfi. Drag
ging must be done after every rain, if
good results are expected. The
ground should be dry, but not so dry
that is wit, tear up in clods. Continu
ally dragging gradually elevates the
center of the road, and keeps the sur
face smooth, so that the water runs
off. Usually, two rounds with a drag
is all that is necessary.
A home-made drag that does just
as good work as the steel drag, can be
made very easily. This drag is made
box fashion, out of 2x12 plank. These
plank are bolted together securely
with long bolts, about 18 inches a
part. The bottom'is left open, but the
top is boxed over with plank stout e
nough to bear the weight of two or
three men. The front runner is faced
with a piece of steel to protect the
plank and to cut the dirt smoothly.
The driver rides on the drag, and can
change its position as desired, by
shifting his weight from one end to
the other.-The Progressive Farmer.
Are You Happy?
To be happy you must be well. If
you are frequently trouped with con
stipation and indigestion you cannot
be altogether happy. Take Chamber
lain's Tablets to correct these disor
ders. They are prompt and effectual,
easy and pleasant to take.
What Each County Must Raise
in Victory Loan.
South Carolina will be expected to
raise $24,948,000 in the Victory loan
which canvass commenced on Mon
!day. The State's quota in the Fourth
Liberty loan was $32,425,000, or one
1 third in excess of the present quota.
Five counties will be expected to
raise amounts in excess of $1,000,
000 Charleston holds first place by a
wide margin with a quota of $4,981,
UoO. Richland stands next with $3,
!507,000. To Greenville will be appor
tioned $1,715,000; Spartanburg, $1,
'358,800, and Anderson, $1,002,600.
?The following is the opportionment
? by counties as given out by C. H.
1 Gerald, secretary of the State Liberty
'Abbeville_ $ 225,000
j Bamberg_ 283,800
j Beaufort_ 225,000
I Berkeley_ 172,500
! Clarendon_ 240,000
! Dorchester_ ' 162,300
j Edgefield_r_ 2:J5.250
Florence __ -__ 745,650
Greenwood_ __ __ 6?5.000
1 Korry_ 187,500
'Lacaster __ __ __ __ 303,550
''Laurens_ __ 424,450
Orangeburg __. 960,550
Pickens _^_ 294,400
Sumter __.__ 745,650
SHE HAD FREQUENT
AND SEVERE ATTACKS
Mrs. Landreth Says She Was
hardly Able to do Her Work
GLADLY GIVES DETAILS
Declares She Believes Tanlac Will
Do As Much For Others
As For Her.
"Tanlac is a line medicine and it
certainly did prove a fine tonic for
me," declared Mrs. II. C. Landreth.
of Blake Street., Greenville. "I suf
fered from a bailly weakened, run
down condition, and I was hardly able
to do my housework. I was subject
to frequent and severe headaches,
and every tine one of these attacks
came I would have io stay in b at
least twenty-four hours, and I would
hardly be able to do anything for two
or three days.
"My appetite had almost complete
ly left me. I had. indigestion badly,
land at times it would keep me from
resting well at night. Really though,
I could not sleep well at any time.
"It has been about six months
since I stopped taking Tanlac, and I
took three bottles. Tanlac quickly
broke up those spells of sick headache
and have not had an attack since I
began the remedy. My appetite was
improved a great deal. My system
was built up and my stomach was
toned up so that my food agreed with
me and I am not troubled with indi
gestion now. The remedy also quieted
my nerver, and I got so I could sleep
"I certainly am glad to tell the
public of Tanlac, for I believe it will
do as much for others as it did for
me. I am glad to recommend this
medicine, for I consider it worthy of
Edjgefield, Penn and Holstein.
Cold Spying, H. Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R. F. D. No. 2, J. H.
.Johnston, Johnston Drug Company.
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Company.
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell and
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No. 2, E. P.
Winn and Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
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are cured by thi? wonderful, old reliable Dr
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CHANGE OF BLOOD
By *LICE ROBERTS.
ii nm limn HIIMM^
(Copyright, 191D, by the McClure Newspa
A year of the proat war hail changed
Walter Chambers-now Lieut. Walter
Chambers-from a blue-blood to a red
blood. Incidentally, it also changed
the whole course of bis life. This was
due, not to the mere gassing he suf
fered at Foret Noir, but to a deep,
subtle transformation of lils soul. He
had seen life and death. He had be
come a man.
Yes, Chambers had red blood In his
veins now. And the difficulty he met
most often s'nce his return to his
old life was In realizing that the old
blue-blood of his stay-at-home friends
had not changed Its color In the least.
Of course they were nil very kind.
They suffered a brief recital of a tale
of his adventures-and then asked him
If he had beard of the slump in the
steel market. Jack Rogers, his oldest
friend, patted him gently on the back
and asked fer information about the
style of evening dress'in Paris. Then
old Raker lind offered him his former
position at the bank. Of course he
refused lt. He could not think of lt
now. And, besides-there was that
offer of Reard.
He was telling Katherine about lt
now. Katherine had always been re
garded as his. There had been no en
gagement-but engagements are mere
conventions. I need not tell you that
Katherine boasted of the size and num
ber o? blue corpuscles In her blood.
"And so," he was saying, "this offer
of Reard looks pretty good to me. I
could never work indoors again. The
gas, you know, touched a couple of
lubes in one of my lungs, so that-"
"You never told me that, Walter."
She seemed, alarmed.
"Oh, it's nothing at all," he assured
her. "But I've grown so used to being
out of doors that I could never hear to
po back to the bank and dictate those
highly exciting letters-'Yours of the
sfeenth received, and In answer would
say . . .'"
"There are lots of other things you
"No doubt! Rut Reard was with me
across the pond, nnd wants me to go
out to Dakota with him. He has a hip
wheat farm out there. He wants me to
go partners with him. Wants to run lt
on a business basis. We were great
pals In France."
Ile glanced up. Katherine was lookr
lng at him in horror. He arose and
went over to her. He spoke doubtful
"Will you-er-will you come with
"To a farm? Tn Dakota? Why, Wal
ter! What are you thinking of? Leave
all my friends-everything I am inter
ested in-for a farm In Dakota? You
know I could never live there!"
Well, a year ago he would not have
blamed her. And yet he could not help
thinking of the women he had met in
the past month-the nurses, and the
war workers, who risked lifo, oven, not
for love, but for an ideal. Why, there
was Nance Richardson, who worked
so near him at Thierry. He would nev
er forget Nance. How different she^
was from Katherine.
"And I. Katherine-I could never live
here." He was frank.
"Well?" That was all. except for the
almost imperceptible raising of a deli
cate ey eb mw.
"All off. eh, Katherine?"
"What do you moan? You need not
bury yourself In the wilderness. You
aro young and clever. There are many
th Ines (hat you could do. Why, Jack
"Oh. Ifs Jack, is It?"
"Well, yes." *
"You never loved me, did you, Kath
"I don't think ?o. Walter."
Two weeks later the engagement of
Katherine Leonard to John Ropers was
announced in society circles. Shortly
afterward Chambers swung off a train
at a little station In the heart of the
farm lands of the Dakotas.
Beard's welcome was warm nnd
hearty. The atmosphere of the coun
try was bracing and energetic and
virile'. This wns a man's country.
Tb.ey drove swiftly over the rolling,
snow-covered plain. Chambers threw
back his shoulders and breathed deep
ly for the sheer joy of lt. Life was
worth livins there. Just as they ap
proached the great farmhouse, after
the long drive, Reard stopped his chat
ter to say :
"Remember Nance Richardson?"
"Do I remember her? Will I ever for
trot her! Why, she did more for our
boys nt Thierry than-"
Rut they were at the door now, and
of a sudden there appeared, ao lt
seemed to Chambers, a vision.
"Welcome home, gentlemen!" It was
"Wh-what? Say, Reard, ls Nance
"Yes, old man, she Is my sister.
Discharged, like ourselves. Hnd an as
sumed mime over there. Certain nrmy
regulations, you know. They wouldn't
let my sister go -over, so she merely
And Chambers smjled happily and
leaped forward like a boy. He knew he
was welcome Indeed. Ile knew Nance's
blood wa? true red.
At lenst five libraries in the world
contain over one million volumes, and
these are the Biblioth?que Nationale
In Paris, 'ho Rritish museum in Lon
don, thc imperial library at IVtrngrad
the Congressional library al Washing
ton and the New York Public I! bm ry
The following points are of vital interest to
the people of this nation, and will be discussed
' in greater detail in separate advertisements
appearing in this paper at intervals until the
/ start of the Victory Liberty Loan:
tf 1. This nation-your country and mine-owes
approximately $10,000,000,000 in unpaid war
bills-for a Victory that we are now enjoying.
2. The nation must pay this debt-if it is to
continue to exist as a nation among the
nations of the world. ^
3. There are only two ways that the nation can
secure the money-by bonds and by taxes,
4. Taxes are already high and yet insufficient
to meet our outstanding war obligations.
5. Therefore bonds must be sold.
6. Again, there are only two ways that several
billions of dollars ot bonds can be sold-to
the banks or to the people.
7. If they are placed with the banks, industry,
commerce, your business will suffer. The
banks would be unable to purchase several
billion dollars of Liberty Bonds and con
tinue to loan money in sufficient quantities
and at a fair rate-to the business man. You
cannot have your pudding and eat it, too,
8. It is, therefore, your business and my busi
ness to prepare for the Victory Liberty Loan,
that we may then invest as largely as each
of us individually can-for America's welfare
and for our own.
VICTORY LIBERTY LOAN COMMITTEE
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